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In 2024, the Illinois legislature introduced the End of Life Option Act (SB3499). If passed, this bill would allow residents in Illinois to access to medical aid in dying.
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Death with Dignity laws have been proven effective at improving healthcare quality at the end of life, regardless of whether or not an individual chooses to hasten their death.
Bill Referred to Committee
In February, the Illinois legislature introduced the End of Life Option Act (SB3499). The bill passes the first reading and is referred to the Assignments committee.
First Aid-in-Dying Bills Introduced
Illinois considers physician-assisted dying bills (HB601 and SB948). The bills do not advance.